Lucknow's CSIR-CIMAP launches mobile app to help farmers with crop-related challenges
Lucknow's eminent CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants has introduced a mobile app to assist farmers, resolving various issues around crops. Additionally, the institute rolled out the 'Aloe Roma' gel, which is a herbal skincare product, and a souvenir in the form of a booklet called ‘Aus Gyana’. The products, by CSIR-CIMAP were launched collectively by UP CM during the yearly Kisan Mela, that saw the participation of around 4,000 farmers from 25 UP districts and 15 states.
The farmer-friendly app, 'CSIR-Aroma' will work on all android systems, wherein farmers will be guided by experts and given solutions to any challenge they are facing.
More about the app and other products by CSIR-CIMAP
A spokesperson of CIMAP, the frontier plant research lab of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), shared, "Our CSIR-Aroma android mobile-based app will help farmers to get guidance from experts of CSIR laboratories of the country. For example, they can upload a picture of their crop to learn ways to control weeds, insect infestation and diseases."
Regarding the other products, they explained that ‘Aloe Roma’ is a 100% aloe vera gel with essential oils and can be effective for skin care. Whereas, ‘Aus Gyanya’ is a book with information spanning 164 varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants that have been developed by CSIR-CIMAP.